Kuehne + Nagel is to print CO2 emissions for seafreight shipments on invoices in order to help shippers identify their carbon footprint.
Eight companies including McDonald’s and L’Oréal have joined the newly-expanded supply chain platform of CDP, to tackle global deforestation.
Fashion brands are doing poorly when it comes to transparency in the supply chain, according to figures from the Fashion Transparency Index by Fashion Revolution.
Walmart is targeting its supply chain with a new initiative to eliminate one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Deutsche Post DHL Group is to double production of its electric vehicles from 10,000 to 20,000 by the end of this year. DHL is now commissioning another production location for its StreetScooter electric van in North Rhine-Westphalia.
“New cross-industry platform “Manufacture 2030” has been launched by 2degrees to encourage sustainability and collaboration in global supply chains.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks is to launch its all-electric heavy-duty truck in a small series.
Last week Erwin and Krystian Markowski were each sentenced to six years in jail at Nottingham Crown Court after being convicted on charges related to trafficking people for labour exploitation.
Unilever is aiming to achieve 100 per cent recyclability for its plastic packaging by 2025.
DHL Supply Chain has signed a strategic partnership with waste management specialist Landbell to provide environmental management services that are compliant with EU legislation.
A high performance alternative to batteries is being developed that could give electric vehicles the same range as petrol engined vehicles, and could be recharged in the same time that its takes to fill a regular car with petrol.
A new global project has been launched to help businesses reduce carbon emissions in their global logistics supply chains.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s high-level advisory group, which includes a Deutsche Post DHL Group member, has published a new report on sustainability in transport and logistics.
At a recent Alliance for European Logistics (AEL) summit, logistics professionals called for the industry and governments to incentivise innovation to lower carbon emissions.
Responsible sourcing foundation ICTI CARE has partnered up with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to help advance women’s empowerment in global supply chains.
Agility has joined Maersk Line’s Carbon Pact initiative – pledging to cut C02 emissions by 15 per cent on containers transported by 2020.
The Cool Chain Association (CCA) has called for “closer collaboration” between shippers to tackle global food wastage in the cool chain.
In recent years, the Environmental Improvement category has become an increasingly sought after prize at the Logistics and Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Could your carbon footprint see you walk away with this celebrated award?
A trial of dual fuel commercial vehicles has shown an average six per cent reduction in fuel operating costs and a nine per cent reduction in CO2, according to the company carrying out the evaluation.
It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.
Puma, the sporting goods company, has launched a supply chain initiative designed to help suppliers to improve environmental, health and safety, and social standards.
Brown Integrated Logistics, the transport services company, has chosen ORBCOMM’s solar-powered asset tracking for its dry van trailers. The company is using a trailer telematics system that is self-powered with solar recharging technology with low power consumption and long service life.
A public-private Japanese partnership will implement an end-to-end low-carbon hydrogen supply chain which will use hydrogen generated from renewable energy sources to power forklifts. The low-carbon hydrogen supply chain is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80 pc compared to forklifts powered by grid electricity or gasoline.
Almost half of the supply chain partners of 75 major multi-nationals have failed to meet requests for information on their carbon emissions and climate risk strategies – that’s a total of some 4,000 companies.
UK businesses are woefully unprepared for the Modern Slavery Act’s reporting requirement despite the fact that the new rules come into force on 1st April, the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply has warned.
The warnings of the past decade are starting to manifest themselves in new, sometimes unexpected ways and harm people, institutions and economics – that stark warning is the starting point for the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Risks Report.
The transition to a new green economy requires innovation, ambition and purpose, according to Apple chief Tim Cook.
BMW has taken delivert of an electric truck from Dutch manufacturer Terberg that will be used to transport vehicle parts from Scherm group logistics centre to the BMW plant in Munich.
UPS has launched a four-week pilot trial of an electrically supported cargo bike for the delivery and pick-up of packages in downtown Basel (Switzerland). With a 1.5 cubic metre capacity, the 250W battery-supported tricycle can carry loads of up to 150kg. UPS has already begun using battery-aided cargo bikes in Hamburg (Germany). Philip Healey, marketing […]
More than 100 representatives from across the fields of academia, NGOs and sector companies including Mars, GSK and Sainsbury’s have joined Unilever to create a movement for change on zero waste.
Deutsche Post DHL is to take a lead in developing of logistics models that enable a renewable circular economy, as a member of the Circular Economy 100 of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Even the lightest dusting of snow can cause chaos in London – roads becoming impassable, schools close, and trains stop running. So it’s quite shocking to find that the UK is considered among the best prepared to deal with climate change.
The World Cocoa Foundation has donated $600,000 to fight Ebola in West Africa – money raised by its members, which include big chocolate makers such as Mondelēz, Nestlé and Hershey. It’s not pure altruism. Almost 70 per cent of the world’s cocoa production comes from West Africa – notably: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon […]
The environmental supply chain is an untapped opportunity to capture value and drive top line revenue, according to a white paper commissioned by DHL. It argues that where the supply chain was formerly the weakest link from a sustainability perspective, the new, closed loop environmental supply chain is a business imperative that can reduce carbon, […]
Business in the Community is calling on businesses to move ahead with building sustainable supply chains, with the launch of a new report “What is the size of the prize”. The report, sponsored by Waitrose and Elior, highlights the need to put sustainability at the heart of supply chain strategy to meet the challenges of […]